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5 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Activities

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate love! That includes love for your partner, your kids, your family, your friends and yourself. Although Valentine’s Day is advertised as a holiday for couples, there are lots of unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family.

You could go for a family meal, get creative or just spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest.

In this blog post, I’ve put together some great family-friendly Valentine’s Day activities to try out. I hope you find the right celebration for you!

5 family-friendly Valentine’s Day activities

For many couples, it can be hard to find the time to celebrate Valentine’s Day – especially when you’re looking after little ones. However, family Valentine’s Day activities are a fantastic way to mark this occasion with all of your loved ones.

Let’s take a look at 5 family-friendly Valentine’s Day activities…

1. Host a movie night

Get your family together for a fun movie night. You could choose your favourite romantic film or pick out a family-friendly movie for everyone to enjoy. If you’re trying to save money this year, hosting a movie night is an affordable activity for the whole family.

clapperboard with popcorn

Don’t forget to prepare lots of cute Valentine’s Day snacks, including:

  • Chocolate roses
  • Popcorn
  • Heart-shaped chocolates

A movie night will get everyone together for a delightful, cosy Valentine’s Day treat. You can invite all your friends and family, or just snuggle down with your little ones.

2. Organise a family day out

Enjoy a fun day out with your family this Valentine’s Day!

There are plenty of affordable places to visit in February. You could go for a nature walk, visit a budget-friendly museum or take a trip to a local city. Don’t forget to plan activities that everyone can enjoy on your day out, including little ones and adults.

3. Make pancakes

Pancake Day falls just before Valentine’s Day in 2024 – but pancakes are the perfect way to celebrate any year.

pile of heart-shaped pancakes with berries and sauce: family-friendly Valentine's Day activities

You and your family can enjoy a delicious breakfast together, or you could make your pancakes for dinner. Kids of all ages can help with the cooking process – and you can let your little ones decorate their pancakes with the toppings of their choice.

You could even make your pancakes Valentine’s Day-themed by cutting them into heart shapes.

4. Get creative

Getting creative is a fun way to enjoy Valentine’s Day with your family. There are lots of creative, family-friendly activities, such as:

  • Make your own Valentine’s Day cards or gifts
  • Bake a tasty treat
  • Cook a meal as a family
  • Write a Valentine’s Day story

If you want to add a romantic touch to your Valentine’s Day activity, you could help your little ones craft a Valentine’s gift for your partner – or you could surprise your loved one with a delicious home-cooked meal.

5. Play a board game

Board games are a great way to entertain people of all ages, especially if the weather isn’t looking too good. You could get active with a game of charades or test your knowledge with Trivial Pursuit. Whether you’re celebrating with your kids or your parents, playing a board game will get the whole family involved.


You could even organise a full board game night to enjoy all of your favourite games at once. Make some snacks and get ready for a bit of friendly competition!

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Tell me in the comments.

Take care everyone x

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